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Close Your “Middle” Skills Gap

The inability to find enough people with the ‘right’ skills is inhibiting growth and will worsen. Apprenticeships and vocational training are part of the solution. Here’s a practical way to improve the human capital needs of your company.

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How Accurate is the Idea of the Narcissist CEO?

A recent study from a management professor at Penn State explores the "Narcissistic CEO," claiming that qualities like investing heavily in advertising and R&D or conducting lots of acquisitions (and paying high premiums for those acquisitions) indicates that a CEO is narcissistic and may run a company into the ground. Sure, too much ego isn't a good thing, but is this study taking things too far?

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The CEO’s Glossary to Business Acronyms

AAR – average annual return ACH – automated clearing house—a collection of 32 regional electronic interbank networks used to process transactions electronically with a guaranteed one-day bank collection float ADP – automatic data processing ADR – alternative dispute resolution AICPA – American Institute of Certified Public Accountants ALM – asset liability management AM – asset managementAP – accounts payable APR ...

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Slowing Down CEO Churn

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CEO tenure has gotten increasingly shorter and more intense, according to a decade-long study from Booz & Co. But what's causing the increased turnover rate? And how can CEOs operate in order to not fall victim to the trend? You can start with creating a learning plan.

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